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6.17.2009

Taylor and Luper talk it out

Hey everyone. Auburn assistants Trooper Taylor and Curtis Luper spent some time this afternoon holding a mock press conference for a group of high-school students.

The students were allowed to ask about anything that interested them.

Some of the questions were mundane. Some were excellent.

Here is an overview of what I thought were the best pieces of information gleaned:

  • LUPER on the way this staff recruits:
    ``We've been unique and different. We actually used limousines. That was our way, our head coach's way, of emphasizing the state of Alabama. We had to let people know that our coaching staff is here and we'll be out and about. It's unprecedented in college football. Generally, coaches go in different directions. We wanted to saturate the state of Alabama. We accomplished our goal."

  • TAYLOR on how Auburn plans to differentiate itself from Alabama in recruiting:
    ``A lot of people make mistakes in thinking it's us versus Alabama. That wasn't the goal. Our goal was to keep other schools from coming into this state and taking the best players. Look at JaMarcus Russell. He left Alabama, went to LSU and they won a national championship.

    Patrick White leaves and goes to West Virginia. He put them on the map.
    Our responsibility is that we take care of the state of Alabama. We'll outwork them -- no matter who it is."

  • TAYLOR on the lifestyle of an Auburn assistant:
    If I wear my hat backward and walk into Wal-Mart, it's going to be a three-hour trip. It should be a 30-minute trip. My kids remind me of that all the time. At most places, they don't recognize the assistants; it's just the head coach. At Auburn, it's different.

  • LUPER on changes already made to the program:
    "We are developing the culture of our football team. From A to Z. What are they like when they walk across the campus? What are they like when they walk in the building? Will they take their hats off? Will they say `yes sir' and `yes ma'am'? Do they take their earrings off? Will they pull their pants up? Everything. To develop that culture adequately takes a couple years."

  • TAYLOR on the role of football in his life:
    ``It's been more than a career for me. My father died when I was 12 years old. The men in my life have been coaches. I knew I wanted to coach when I was 13 years old. Those men brought me into their homes, took care of me, treated me like family. The funny thing is -- most of them weren't the same color as me and none of them had the same last name as me.

    All they ever asked from me was for me to do my very best."

  • TAYLOR on why he named a son Star:
    ``for the side of the helmet of the Dallas Cowboys."

  • TAYLOR answering this question: "What was your reaction to the recruit who called out Nick Saban during Big Cat Weekend?"

    (**HABOTN point of information: Player in question is TB Lache Seastrunk.)

    ``He's a 17 year old kid. We're not allowed to comment on their exact names and stuff, but he's a 17-year-old kid. We had to help him and make him understand why that was such a significant deal. He doesn't know. You can't be held accountable for something that you don't know.

    Our job is to teach those guys, once they get here, between right and wrong. It's happened to me before. I wouldn't not have taken it personally. I would have considered the source."

  • TAYLOR on Alabama's recent NCAA troubles:

    (**HABOTN point of information: Luper urged Taylor to no comment this one. Taylor couldn't help himself.)

    I should give a no comment this, but I'll tell you this: I've got to mow my own grass. I can't tell you what's happening at another school. We'll learn from this, too. Even In life, you have to learn from other people's mistakes. I don't know the scenario or situation on how it got to be what it was, but I know we'll make sure we're not in that same scenario.

    Anytime something happens that may affect our players, we take Cliff's Notes. We have a team meeting and we go over it -- whether it's a player getting arrested at another school or a student who may have gotten hurt with a bad choice.

    We let them know: This could easily be you."

475 Comments:

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Blogger ehyou said...

Luper & Trooper, essence of substance

4:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

SUPER DUPER LUPER & TROOPER!!!

WARRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!!

Thanks, JAYGT!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jay GT - Yep, I wanted to name my son AU but MrsTHT wouldn't let me. Same with my 2nd choice, G

4:44 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oh, 2nd choice was for a pro team, not the uglies

4:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

My first son, should he ever exist, will be named Beckett after the Boston pitcher.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Aubie - THANKS! He stumbled on the same site I did a while back. Now where can we get these?

4:51 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

uh oh, they're back.

That means I'm probably going to have to shut this thing down :-(

4:57 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Wow, I like these answers. It may be because they were talking to kids, so they kept it straight forward so even I could understand it, but I like the answers.

The Troop talk about Seastrunk is interesting. Seastrunk called Saban and apologized and from this it seems it may have been prompted by the coaches.

Great blog Jay. Thanks.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

The culture is very different now. I don't think we ever had assistant coaches that were treated like superstars before. At least not in the 8 years I lived at Auburn.

I don't think it happens anywhere else either. I think that most assistants would like to spend at least a few years at Auburn.

Great coverage, as usual.. JayG.

War Eagle... Hate bammer.. dislike evan dingleberry and ignore JCCW. Ok all my bases are covered.

Ima take a nap.. AU/UT 08 never fails.

5:01 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

My nephew in law, if there is such a thing, wanted to name his first kid Lucifer. Fortunately his wife refused. If not, I would have had to beat the crap out of him at even family gathering.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I may have to start lurking around the Auburn Wal-Mart

5:14 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Honesty without condescension.

What a concept.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

BTW, the mundane questions were mine.

5:17 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I must share this link again. I ran across the video again and find it funnier and funnier each time. Corch Meyer and Percy Harvey should be proud.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Harrison said...

There is only 1 reason to go to Auburn's Wal-Mart, and it ain't to see middle-aged coaches

5:24 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Steve.

Link not worky.

best regards

Aeronaut.

5:28 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Im naming mine Jay

5:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm going to invite Coach Trooper and Luper over for dinner. I dig those guys.

5:30 PM  
Blogger D. Miller said...

Good stuff. I like that the coaches took time to do that for the kids... and that they didn't shy away from questions...
I like those guys.

6:04 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

There are lots of great recruiters out there, but I'll take these two against any of them. I am getting over the non-hiring of Rodney Garner more every day. Chizik and Co get it when it comes to recruiting. Dynamic coaches are a must, and he picked some very good ones.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

jhag,

I'm touched.

...oh, you meant another Jay.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

That emo speaks again:

tony throws xCTT under the bus

6:44 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

if we keep all these guys together for four or more years look out.

woodberry better watch his job. sounds like some of these kids ask more insightful questions.

6:47 PM  
Blogger chip chip said...

xCTF can go pitch a tent on the train tracks.

6:48 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Teflon Bammer said...

Ok folks....get in line now..My phone goes on sale this Friday.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Aero - sure is a good thing he "just wants a little privacy."

6:54 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

FSJ - oh how I would love to have one. You need to tell AT&T to take a hike.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Not sure that I buy the "Throw under the Bus" title. Normally you need to be in a position of power to throw another under the bus. I'm not even sure what the "bus" would be...."the Auburn court of public opinion"? I guess if ESPN cancels CTT's gig for next season that would constitute such. Of course in today's twisted world, ESPN will probably consider that pub a positve.

I wonder if the folks that are screaming at CTF are the same folks that were screaming at CTT for "mailing it in" last season. CTF is making some the same accusations as many of those folks. In fact he sounds a lot like many of those folks did last season. Calling such an Emo sounds a litle harsh though.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I would pay $1,000 to have a 30 minute conversation with Tony Franklin.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

FSJ I've been downloading the software update for almost 2 hours and still have a while to go. I hear it's worth it

7:13 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Monica- Be careful what you wish for, Coach Tony Franklin will take it and leave you with a complimentry copy of "the System".

7:15 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Nothing new there.

I don't think anything useful is going to come out of Franklin.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Now come on guys xCTF is a private guy and is being dragged into these interviews.

Apparently, he was just sitting there working and the phone rang and he answered it and it was the guys from 680 asking him some questions! Afterall, according to him that's how he stumbled into the Josh Moon interview.

Obviously, he HAD to talk about Kodi - a student - a kid who is no longer HIS student...

Thank goodness xCTF is out of that SEC and in a "normal"conference.

It was "ludicrous" that the SEC made him give up his business. He said it made no sense to him. Yet, he agreed to it so that he could take this job he knew he shouldn't be taking.

He's also advocating keeping your kids away from Auburn because religion will be shoved down their throat.

He (JJacobs) didn't have anything to do with Tommy according to xCTF, yet xCTF says he never even saw CTT so how does he know? That confuses me.

When he was asked about the YellerWoods guys specifically he doesn't know them well enough to say, yet he just got through explaining the motivations of the entire coaching staff, board and admin.

He's repeating gossip and filling in the blanks. That's fine to do with your buds, but is it smart to do REPEATEDLY with media types?

"for some reason I have a tendency to say..." for some reason? aawww shucks, ya'll, I'm just a good ole feller trying to do the right thang, just speakin the truth...

7:21 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Mon...I would pay the $1000 for you, if you would let me watch.

7:21 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I'm not trying to defend Franklin, but he has quite the reputation for speaking his mind, whether it hurts him or a team that he was coaching. That seems to be one of the factors you would consider in hiring him. Just a thought.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Luper seems a litte more serious than Trooper. Seems these 2 make a good pair.

7:35 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

Trooper/Luper = Good cop/Bad Cop

7:37 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I would let you watch for free, Hoopie.

7:46 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Time Warp has nearly nekkid chicks on fire on discovery now. Life doesn't get no better than this.

7:47 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

There definitely seems some anger in Tony Franklin. He sounds like a guy who is trying to be nice, but the anger comes through. Also keep in mind that he is trying to salvage his reputation and his business.

8:29 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Here is the link that was broken previously. I just love this video.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

MOnica,

Fair's fair. If Hoopie's in free, I want in, too.

Somebody's gonna have to write it down and get Hoopie a paper bag when he hyperventilates.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

That works for me, Jet.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

It's not even the all-star break yet and I'm sick and tired of the Braves. Who's with me?

9:08 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Bring back Phil Niekro!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Bring back Biff Pocoroba and Chopper Campbell!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Bring back Spahn and Sain, then pray for rain.

9:19 PM  
Blogger FSJ-Teflon Bammer said...

Kathy...

I'll probably wait until after the weekend to update. I figure their servers are going to be hosed for a few days.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Relax.....breeeeathe! That evening walk with Wifey was good medicine.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Hey FSJ ...

How's Team Swine Flu doing?

9:21 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

great reading for any Braves fan

Warren Spahn was amazing.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet..Let's DVR the "interview" and sell for profit. The proceeds shall be used to purchase Tub's lakehouse. Said lakehouse to be reserved for new recruit housing.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Hoopie ...

That's an idea that ranks up with:

a. Tiger Prowl
b. Big Cat Weekend
c. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

Bravo, sir.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

FSJ, software download took 2 1/2 hrs.

9:30 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

THT...
I'm a braves fan and yes, Spahn was one of the good ones.


If hatin' Bama is wrong, I don't want to be right.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

When it's a tie game, two out, and runners on second and third, why do the fans boo an intentional walk?

Are they not supposed to try to win?

9:39 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

If the home team is batting....the batter was good


If the home team is in the field....baseball ignorance

9:42 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Wait a sec, did I just read about a 4some w/ Monica?

9:42 PM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

as Tom makes the thread screech to a halt

9:47 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Hoopie ... I'm watching the CWS.

My fingers got ahead of my brain ... THERE WAS ONE OUT.

UVa at bat ... home team ... Arkansas rightly intentionally walked to set up a force at the plate, or a possible double play. Yet the fans boo the intentional walk.

Then here's what happens. Hog pitch throws 3 straight balls. Fourth pitch is high and wide, but the ump gives him the call. Next pitch, double play, inning over.

Free baseball in Omaha.

9:51 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Can I get the cliff's notes of Monica's earlier post please?

10:09 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Cliff Notes ...

Franklin full of poop.

10:10 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

You're a good dude jet.

G'night all.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Will, NOT SCOTT said...

4 somes? What the H has this blog come to?

That Veronica Vaughn is one nice......

10:15 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

oh that's cold! ehyou Cliff's Noted me! However, Jet did a great job as usual.


MyTommy makes five...purrrrr

10:23 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I'm gonna purr right on to sleep before Frazier comes on. Happy Auburn dreams!

10:31 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

actually, some ancient WWII movie on TCM has caught my attention.

10:36 PM  
Blogger Phormerly Phred said...

Sean ... I've been sick and tired of the Braves for about 10 years now. Bobby Cox = Worst manager in baseball.

I'm a Rays man now.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

mark your calendars...AU at Kansas State Sept 20, 2014.

AU and ND both available for 2015 Chick fil A kickoff classic. I would love to see that matchup.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

nighty-night

11:56 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I'm finally calling it a night. We have been at this moving and unpacking since 5 am. I think I died and i am just too tired to know it! Night hotties. Great article Jay. I would love to see those two in action.

12:33 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

may mrs. $aban's entire wardrobe turn to houndstooth!!

12:33 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

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12:33 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

THT..

I have turned to the Mayan religion, and my long count calendar ends on Dec 21, 2012. Things are just blank after that.

So unfortunately I can't mark my calendar.

1:03 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

Oh .. I claim this blog in the name of scientology.

1:56 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Good afternoon/evening Aero and good morning to all the other HOTTIES

HAPPY DONNIE HUMPHREY DAY!!! The ol' seven-niner was an All-American DT on the great 1983 team.

79 days til KO. WARRRRRRRR EAGLE!!!!

4:05 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Morning Hotties - this is my Friday from a work week perspective. Yay me.

"The funny thing is -- most of them weren't the same color as me and none of them had the same last name as me.

All they ever asked from me was for me to do my very best."

Most excellent quote.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

Scientology? I must protest.

6:27 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

Good morning, Hotties! Happy Friday Eve! U.S. Open tees off today!! All day coverage on t.v. too!

The more Jay G gives us, the more I'm liking this staff. War Damn Eagle!

Monica, I, too, would love to be present when you talk to CTF.

Cincy, have you recovered from yesterday yet?

6:52 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

and a happy Donnie Humphrey day to all!

7:23 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I believe I will be glued to ESPN 360 this morning following the U.S. Open. I love watching the Majors.

7:41 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

Good morning and Happy Thursday to all the Hotties.

And Monica ... You're AUsome!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Eduardo ...

Again, my congrats to you.

I, too, will be glued, adhered, fastened, riveted, and duct taped to the U.S. Open.

7:46 AM  
Blogger LuvAU1968 said...

We're DVRing the U.S. Open, so I will be watching when I get home.

7:49 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I'll say it again. I absolutely love watching the pros struggle to make par on a really tough course. Let the gnashing of teeth begin!!

7:57 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

ESPN 360!?!
I didn't think anyone actually got that. Wish I could.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Thanks Jet. I appreciate it.

I heard Tiger shanked the drive off the first tee. I hate that I have to wait till 10am for coverage to begin.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Jet....a belated thanks for mentioning the CWS last night. I only caught the 11th and 12th innings...great game.

I've got sporadic DSL Sync problems and couldn't get online fo a while.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Ah ESPN 360, Me gusta mucho. I switched to ATT DSL because a) they have it, b) it's faster, c) it's cheaper. It's a win win.

Also, there's nothing like obliterating your day's to-do list by 10 A.M.

8:41 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

One more thought on the Luper/Trooper story- does anyone think Trooper will grow tired of three-hour trips into Wal-Mart? Auburn is a great place to live, but the coaches are definitely big fish in a small pond. I would think he is probably recognized more often than most of the other assistants.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Dear Leader was featured in our local paper this morning. Way to go DL!!!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I saw that photo and immediately thought, "I know him!"

8:53 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Slow day today?

9:05 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Sean...ESPN is about the only real benefit I get with ATT DSL. I also get wildly varying signal levels for no charge.

Ehyou....watching pro golfers struggle is the Golf Gods way to sucker you back onto the course for another round.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

US down 1 early to Brazil.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

oops..ESPN 360

9:18 AM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

apparently so. i shouldn't be at work today. i'm so drugged up trying to get over this cold i'm worthless but i don't want to waste a perfectly good vacation day. so i sit here. high as a kite. wheeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Hoopie, DSL can be finnicky depending on where you are. I'm in the middle of a very corporate area and thus I've very close to the hub. I run over 6.0 95 percent of the time.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Well the US is done. 2-0 Brazil.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Trooper doth protest too much in regards to Wal-Mart.

He's a rock star. He wants to be a rock star.

Sure, it's irritating, but I presume he wants to be more than the WRs coach at Auburn. Wal-Mart will be the least of his issues.

9:36 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Jet, if his hat wasn't on backward, do you still think he would be noticed? That is his trademark look, no doubt.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

After a few WR drops..the trip time will be down to an hour.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Depressed, I would imagine he could go nekkid and everyone would know him.

Then again, if he went nekkid, everyone would surely know that it was Trooper because he's crazy enough to do it.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Alright I have some beef. How is it we turn down UCLA because of a full schedule and the majority of the Alabama Sports Talking heads criticize us and then bash us for paying Arkansas State a million bucks to come lose. Alabama, the mighty Crimson Tide who can do no wrong, schedules San Jose State and pays them a million bucks to come lose, but that's ok because they're on the west coast? Really? How bout scheduling Georgia State, a team that doesn't even exist year to play the on the same schedule in 2010? Oh no, no comment there either? WTH?

9:49 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Chadd Cripe, Boise State football/golf reporter for the Idaho Statesman, spoke to the BSU AD about budget shortfalls and various therapies. One therapy is more road games against the big boys in college football. BSU has an opening in 2011. AU seems to have an opening in 2011. This would be a decent opponent who won't require a return trip. JayGT - ask JJ if he's talking to BSU.

The article is here

9:49 AM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

I'm very interested to see what Jay thinks Trooper's coaching potential is when he does his profile. He has charisma off the charts. Could he be groomed by Malzahn for the OC job?

9:51 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

THT,

Clickie - Samsung 55"

If you do decide on this (or any unit from them) use coupon code AFL5 to get 5% discount.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Sean - UAT & AU non-conf schedules are pretty sad. UAT has Penn State the same year as San Josey, Duke, & the non-existent GaState.

AU has Clemson along with LA-Mo, ArkyState, and the mighty Mocassins of Chattanoogie

9:53 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Hey, TO played at Chattanooga. And they're the Mocks, which is some kind of bird, not a state. I know this because my brother attends this fine institution.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

State should be snake. I don't know how I messed that one up.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

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9:54 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

I thought it was footwear ;-)

9:55 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

They might be after we get done with them.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Sean ...

The answer is most talk show hosts, columnists and the like wake up in a new world everyday. The winds blow and they float. They are consistent in their inconsistency. They have their twisted pretzel logic, but no perspective.

THT ...

We're scheduled to go to Clemson in 2011. I'm not saying Boise State doesn't fit in my scheduling philosophy there, but it's dang close to the edge of not fitting when we've already got a BCS road game.

9:57 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

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9:58 AM  
Blogger weagle251 said...

Man, I really hope these guys can win because everything they've done in the off season has been gold.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

251 ...

I take heart in the old saying that championships are won in the off-season. This team won't win a championship, but if they keep pushing the buttons the right way going forward, we can expect better days before too long.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Sean - they used to be the snakes (Moccasins), but when I grew up, they were the shoes (Moccasins). Now they are just the Mocs, apparently short for Mockingbirds.

it's all under the University Mascot heading at wiki

10:01 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Chattanooga is an interesting town. Not sure that I'd live there. But it's cool to visit.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

you're right Sean, Silly me, thinking SOS would help our chances in the BCS race. After all, we were told we didn't qualify in 2004 due to SOS.

Of course, that still doesn't explain how we got hosed in '83 with the toughest SOS in the country, including beating 3 top ten teams in 15 days.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Our non-con schedule was just a patsy. The reason we weren't there was because the PTB wanted USC and OU. They got what they wanted and they got a route. Serves them right.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Amen

10:10 AM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

Lemme tell ya somethin'!

If ya start talkin' 'bout the schedule in 2004, then this place'll blow sky high! Sky high!

Like this!

KA-BOOOOOOM!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

It appears we've struck a nerve with Brother Jet.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Jet, as you continue to move, step by step, towards controlling the world, don't you think at some point in time there's going to have to be a steel cage match with DL?

10:14 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

My bad, THT.

Try this time

Or go to www.6ave.com and search for samsung UN55B6000.

1. I think it might have the red bezel. Call n check?

2. This is 120Hz, whereas the B8000 models are 240Hz. I don't know if that matters to you, enough for the price difference.

3. If you do decide to get anything from them, coupon code AFL5 will get you 5% off.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

home and away series, of course

10:14 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Aero - my double bad. I just went back and looked at the link and figured out how to get where you intended me to go.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

I think that's a splendid idea ... once I build my own nuke.

Since VBS season is pretty over, I thought I would salute the blazing heat and smothering humidity with the new persona.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Ok, US just got red carded on a tackle that was Maybe MAYBE a yellow and if that's if the refs are sticklers.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

For those keeping up at home, that's 2 red cards, on 2 questionable tackles, 2 consecutive games.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

may mrs. $aban's entire wardrobe turn to houndstooth!!


funny stuff, chip chip

10:27 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Norm, that was my favorite quote too.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

My Tommy - you're AUsomer!

EDDIE Congrats on hitting the 100 mark! You're my hero!

Of COURSE YOU are welcome, Luv.

Anybody want 2 ground passes to the PGA Nationwide Tour in Bridgeport, WV?

10:37 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Aero- I don't know if MrsTHT will allow any delay, but I'm tempted to wait and see the b9000. As far as I'm concerned, the basement TV doesn't need to be up and running until Thursday, Sept 3.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Thanks, Mon, but I'd rather have a club level pass for your "interview" of xCTF.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Chattanooga is too far north above the river fall line for water moccasins. Plenty of copperheads and rattlesnakes though.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

maybe that's why they changed their mascot to a shoe.

11:19 AM  
Blogger mrtommyd said...

And then changed it to "Scrappy" the moc...kingbird. Not quite Zippy the kangaroo, but it'll do I guess.

I just listened to the CTF interview on atlanta's 680 the fan. I don't know what to think, I'm just glad that's all over.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

The regime is history. A new sheriff is in town. Let us move on.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

ha @ moving on

11:44 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

It's a nice thought.

11:47 AM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

So, Mr. Franklin, you have stated that Tommy Tuberville is great coach and you have also mentioned that he doesn't coach during the week and just makes comments that any fan would make on game day. Am I understanding that correctly. You are saying a great coach doesn't coach during the week and only makes comments like a fan would make on game day. Ummmm, okay Mr. Franklin. Yea, ummm, I understand completely. No, no, that makes good sense.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

Steve, that was great about your nephew-in-law! Would have been well deserved beatings!

12:00 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Yes, and I as I understand it, it would have been good cardiovascular exercise too.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Ok, Steve, let's just drop it. Give xCTF the privacy he for which he so yearns ;-)

12:03 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Hahaha, privacy. Ummm, yea, that's the ticket.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

someone erase that first he

12:04 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I would also like to announce that I have a man crush on Troop and Luper. We need more coaches like these. Screw racism, hire more bald headed black guys with goatees. I am all for it.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Well, I haven't eaten a 1/3# bacon cheeseburger at Sutton's Drug Store in almost 24 hours, so that's where I'm headed.

Y'all have a most pleasant Donnie Humphrey Day afternoon.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

Lemme tell ya somethin'!

Those who don't learn from history repeat it.

Remember Mrs. O'Leary's donkey? His name was Dumb@$$!

What did Coach O'Tubby do? Hire an offensive coordinator named Dumb@$$.

What happened next? Lemme show ya!

KA-BOOOOM!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Steve....We need to draw the line at mancrush.....if you start admiring Troop and Lupe's calves....

12:23 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I've never heard Doug and Josh fight like this.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Who are Doug and Josh and why are they important?

12:26 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

I never did an exact count but xCTT was only about 2 for 5 when hiring an OC. DC was much better.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Sean....Doug and Josh are on a daily sportstalk program in the Gump (740 am and available online). JGT is a frequent guest. JGT's appearance makes the show tolerable. Most folks on here enjoy slamming their lameness.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

Why is Alabama appealing?

Lemme tell ya somethin'!

It's TO try to have the probation reduced or removed. That's where the problem is!

Because if they get in trouble again during the probation period ...

KA-BOOOOOM!!!!

12:39 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

zachly, Jet

12:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Josh has become the guy who just disagrees with everything (unless it's Kalvin).

12:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

i killed it dead

1:25 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

u sho did.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

what is my sentence, judge?

1:30 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

This thread is crumpled in a bloody heap in the corner, thanks to Monica.

That's why CTF (Complete Total Farkleface) will never go on the record with Monica.

The harMonic convergence would be ... terminal.

1:32 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

OFF WITH YER HEAD!

j/k. it's thundering like crazy here right now. spooky.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

did you notice that the loud thunder started when you said off with my head???

1:37 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

well, now that you mention it....

1:46 PM  
Blogger Eddie said...

For all you Bama hater's out there, here is my take on the latest bama situation. I thought the bama hating nation may enjoy.

Does Auburn Need Bama?

2:00 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

If you're indifferent to their existence, then no you do not need Bammer.

2:07 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Is "need" a synonym for "loathe" in some contexts? If so, then sure, I need bama.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

I feel the need ...

... the need to watch 'em bleed!

2:10 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Of Course Auburn needs Alabama. If not, people would call us Arkansas.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Steve, explain your statement to me, please, I do not get it.

2:15 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

We would be a college in a state without a significant in state rival. Yea, Arkansas has rivals, but nothing like Auburn and that other school.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Hoopie said...

Eddie...I read your blog...nicely put.

I don't live in Alabama and would be fine not having them to hate every year. We could use that energy to go to better stuff.

I'm betting that it would only take a few yeasrs for Au to find a worthy end of the year opponent. Someone would make room on their schedule just for the opportunity.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Sean I hope you don't expect anyone here to believe you're indifferent to bama! ;-)

2:21 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Add Georgia Tech to our regular schedule and make the Georgia game the last game of the year. Problem solved.

2:21 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Heck, put Tennessee back on our schedule. They are probably a better substitute anyway. Red and White versus Orange and White works for me and somehow I think Kiffin is going to be easy to dislike.

Shula caused trouble for me when he was the coach at our rival. Beating him felt like kicking a puppy. It we have to replace Bama on the schedule, Kiffin seems like to be very dislikeable.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

Every good cowboy movie needs a bad guy with a black hat.

They wear the black hat in our cowboy movie. That's who they are. That's what they do.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Monica, I strive to be indifferent, I doubt I'll ever be there, however.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I've been putting together a report today and listening to PF and I must say that I've enjoyed the show today for no other reason than the repeated "Charles from Reeltown" calls.

That's all I have to say about that...

2:53 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I wonder how many times Charles will call back in...

2:54 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

They may want you to believe the appeal is about the victories, but it's all about the probation. Heck, they might even know that there are more violations that have already occurred and know that sanctions under probation would be brutal.

Without probation = croquet mallet

With probation = Jerry Lawler pile-driver

2:59 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

Norm ...

Your "Forrest Gump" reference reminds me of an exchange at dinner the other night with the Corn Dog fans. These aren't toothless types. They are politically connected graduates.

I tossed out the question "So what do you really think of Les Miles?"

Silence.

Jet: "I think he's Forrest Gump. Right place at the right time guy. Luckiest man on the face of the earth."

More silence.

I think they are scared to death what's gonna happen next, and they'll turn on him like a rabid dog the first whiff of trouble.

It was a conversation they didn't want to have.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

Mr. Hammer,

I always thought your secretary was a hottie.

P.S. -- You are absolutely correct. Nice brim.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Jet - you're absolutely right on both of your recent posts.

1 - they're absolutely itching to turn on the guy. He'll always be a dullard in my book for wearing that ridiculous tiny headset his first home game after Katrina.
2 - she was absolutely a hottie.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

When the Mad Hatter's luck runs out it will get ugly for him.

3:11 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

When someone makes good decisions and gets unlucky, you shrug it off.

When someone repeatedly makes poor decisions and is always bailed out by luck, you know the train wreck is imminent.

3:14 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Les Miles is actually Mike Dubose in disguise. Luck has just went his way this time.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

Norm ...

He looked he was working the drive thru at Lester's Corn Dogs.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

You can't have good without the evil.. the yin to the yang.. the family to the nation. That's Auburn, to bama.

Without evil, the good will lose it's meaning. It's the contrast that counts. While we may not like it, we need it.

3:21 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

I cannot even imagine what it was like to be an SMU fan back when they got the death sentence. Before that, I considered them a good program, although certainly not great. Afterwords they haven't come close to the success they had previously had. I don't know that I would wish that on anyone. It had to be devastating to the school.

3:27 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I know I talk trash to my friends who went to UT because they aren't anyone's prime rival. There is nothing like a rivalry game to get excited for, and we have the best one. The side product of that is living among bammers. Is it worth it? Yeah, I would say it is.

So Michael votes "Yes!" to being glad bama is in our lives.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

FYI: We made Bruce Feldman's column on ESPN.com.

3:29 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

Congrats Jay!!!

3:37 PM  
Blogger michael said...

btw, does anyone agree with the statement, "You can't be held accountable for something that you don't know"? Not that I would ever disagree with Trooper to his face, lest I do up-downs while barking, "No drops!"

3:37 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

Sizzle!
Sizzle!
War Jay Gizzle!

Hey!

3:38 PM  
Blogger scottie b in tennessee said...

sweet JG. that ESPN gig is getting closer and closer. but of course, there's no commenting on that. it wouldn't be appropriate.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Fire Marshal Jet said...

HIPAA rules prevent us talking about Jay G's negotiations with ESPN.

3:40 PM  
Blogger michael said...

A friend of mine talked to Jay's cousin, and they told me the ESPN thing is a done deal. They are just waiting on announcing it.

3:43 PM  
Blogger §teve From Columbia said...

michael, I think Troops comment is fair for this circumstance but not true for every circumstance. I know of no laws in South Carolina restricting cat juggling, but I am pretty sure there is one somewhere. So, I can can still be held accountable for cat juggling.

3:44 PM  
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